MySuria solar panel scheme to kick off this month

The MySuria solar panel programme, where panels are installed at the households of the bottom 40% to the middle-class, will kick off nationwide this month. Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Maximus…



No necessity to recalibrate Budget 2017

There is no necessity to recalibrate Budget 2017, as Malaysia is on the right track towards strong growth this year, according to Second Finance Minister Datuk Johari Abdul Ghani. While acknowledging that more steps might…


Budget 2017 – All about Targeted Subsidy

Preparing the budget has been described by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as managing the finances of the family to meet its household needs. As a “sensible father”, the Prime Minister, who is…


‘Escape clause’ for bankruptcy

Malaysians saddled with heavy debt will be able to find settlements to avoid being declared bankrupt under a proposed move by the Government. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman said such…


Govt guarantees up to RM100k for PR1MA housebuyers

The step-up end-financing scheme announced in last Friday’s Budget 2017 speech will see the government guarantee up to RM100,000 of the loan taken for the purchase of homes under the 1Malaysia People’s Housing Programme (PR1MA)….


A balanced deal during trying times

BUDGET 2017 has been lauded a “balanced deal”, considering the prevailing economic challenges facing the country. Socio Economic Research Center executive director Lee Heng Guie said it addresses the needs of the people and economy…


Experts laud affordable home policies

The Government has put in place the right policies in Budget 2017 to promote affordable home ownership for the right target groups. Analysts, economists and industry players said the “step-up” end-financing scheme for PR1MA to…


Najib presenting Budget 2017

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has arrived at Parliament House to table the Budget for 2017. The budget speech theme is “Accelerating Growth, Ensuring Fiscal Prudence, Enhancing Well-being of the Rakyat”. Najib, who…